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Community | Players inspire youngsters at Rivers and Goldsmith

26 March 2018

Walsall stars have met youngsters at a pair of local primary schools over the past two weeks.

Amadou Bakayoko and George Dobson visited students at Goldsmith Primary Academy last week, while Jack Fitzwater and Jordon Sangha were introduced to children at Rivers Primary Academy on Thursday.

The players held a Q&A session for Year 4, 5 and 6, focused around inspiring the pupils to aim high.

Adrian Hickman, Assistant Headteacher at Goldsmith and Rivers primary academies, said: "It was fantastic to have the footballers visiting the children to talk to them about being ambitious and aiming high.

"Speaking to them also fulfils one of our pledges to students - meeting a famous person before they leave school - as we strive to unlock their personal and academic potential."

The schools are part of Windsor Academy Trust, and both have Walsall FC Community Programme staff delivering PE and extra curricular sports activities during the week.

Paul Larvin, Manager for Education at Walsall FC Community Programme, said: "It was great for the players to share some of their experiences and advice with the youngsters at Goldsmith and Rivers.

"We hope meeting the footballers inspired the children, and encourages them to work hard both at school and throughout their life."

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